It’s been 48 hours since I changed e-mail to email and the winner is “email”. It seems the google will search for both “e-mail” and “email” when “email” is used in the search string. However, it will only search for “e-mail” when “e-mail” is used in the search string. Based on this I will stop using the dash when I write the word email.
On a related note, I found google has index the wrong page on my site when searching the phrase “Masking Addresses to Prevent Email Harvesting”. It has indexed the page www.whitepeaksoftware.com/blog.aspx?xml/2005_06_01_archive.xml but I assumed it would have indexed the page http://www.whitepeaksoftware.com/archive/2005/06/25/masking_addresses_to_prevent_email_harvesting.aspx. Go figure.
Also, I wonder how google will index my blog entries given that each entry is available from thecave.com and whitepeaksoftware.com. Time will tell.
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